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Maharashtra cricket tourney's quirky prizes: Goat for champions, eggs for big hitters

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 23, 2017, 4:15 pm IST
Updated Mar 23, 2017, 4:27 pm IST
The crowd were also not left out of this extravaganza, as any fan who catches the balls as it lands into the stands, also gets a boiled egg.
In the individual prize section, every player is awarded with a boiled egg, every time they hit a four or a six. (Photo: AFP/ Representational Image)
 In the individual prize section, every player is awarded with a boiled egg, every time they hit a four or a six. (Photo: AFP/ Representational Image)

Palgarh: Contrary to the other sports in India, cricketers are generally tend to earn a lot more. In fact, the BCCI, on Wednesday, decided to give a its players a massive raise, with Grade A players like Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Murali Vijay pocketing Rs 2 crore per year.

However, the committee of a local tournament in the Palgarh district of Maharashtra decided to completely do away with prize money.

 

Instead, they replaced the prize money with different gifts, which the urban populace may find absurd.

According to a report in the Times of India, the winning team gets to take home a goat as the prize, while the runner-ups get five roosters for their fine efforts.

In the individual prize section, every player is awarded with a boiled egg, every time they hit a four or a six.

The crowd were also not left out of this extravaganza, as any fan who catches the balls as it lands into the stands, also gets a boiled egg.

Surprisingly, 14 teams came forward to participate in this tournament, despite there being no prize money.

 

The entrance fee for this tournament was Rs 1,000, while the committee also chipped in with the same amount.

Till last year, the prize money ranged somewhere between Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. However, the committee decided to do away with prize money altogether this time round, as they believed that money creates unnecessary tension and intense brawls.

We must say, this tournament is one foodie affair.

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Location: India, Maharashtra




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